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Oh Line Divine

by Parni Ray
At the core of artist Amina Ahmed’s practice is the basic human desire of mark making. Marks, she concedes in her artistic statement, are her way into a universe attuned to symbolic, ritualistic meaning. For this particular exhibition, ‘The Call,’ currently on at the Seven Art Limited gallery till 3rd December, Ahmed uses a variety of ways to explore the process of mark making, using mediums as varied as charcoal, ink, gum, tempera, paper, light and shadow, all attuned in ways best described as ‘elemental,’ but not merely so. Given the general thrust of her artistic philosophy, geometry expe... [more]
Posted by Parni Ray on 11/14/11
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Outside the Box?

by Parni Ray
24-year-old Aakash Nihalani is a Brooklyn-based artist and a recent graduate from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture. For the most part of the three years since he started showing publicly, Nihalani has been working with the somewhat atypical medium of fluorescent electrical tapes, primarily using them to sketch site-specific geometric doodles on various public surfaces around the city of New York. Nihalani’s works consist of ‘isometric rectangles and squares,’ which enclose space and often create tongue-in-cheek illusions of three dimensional areas amidst unsuspecting two dim... [more]
Posted by Parni Ray on 10/16/11
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Transparency Transpires

by Parni Ray
Neatly tucked under the illuminated splendour of Sbarro, bang in the heart of the spiffy GK-II M Block market, Seven Art Limited gallery is, undoubtedly, the best kept secret of the neighbourhood. A slew of refreshingly experimental shows in the recent past have helped this art spot gain a sturdy foothold in the populous gallery market in Delhi.  Its most recent offering "Words, Wounds, Women," an exhibition of Pakistani contemporary artist Amna Ilyas’s sculptural works, is the latest feather to be added to its cap. Ilyas’ work is not easy. It is not easy to comprehend, or fram... [more]
Posted by Parni Ray on 11/16/10
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Discipline and Punish

by Natasha Baruah
Gallery Seven’s current group show features artists from disparate disciplines brought together to express a common issue of social and political concern. Curated by Heidi Fichtner, the show explores the manner in which the state exercises control over the individual through the design of built environment and public spaces. In exploring this broadly Foucauldian set of concerns, artists Tejal Shah and Varsha Nair collaborate on a series of digital prints that tellingly narrate the loneliness of individuals caught in the straitjacketed existence of an urban life.  Prayas Abhinav, on the other h... [more]
Posted by Natasha Baruah on 2/8/10
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'Long as You Can See the Light

You step into a room as white and stainless as the background of this page, and recoil as the canvases pierce out from the serenity of their host walls  Their sharp, jagged, raw, skeletal angles converge right between your eyes, krishsh: you have been shot. You die and are reborn: Asim Waqif’s sculptural canvases are simultaneously jarring and hopeful.  In “Build-Quake” above, he utilizes museum board to create a protrusion from the canvas, such that its normally flat layout forms a three-dimensional perspective in the triangulated shape of a dog’s skeleton. The background is a photo of an abando... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 2/8/10
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'Long as You Can See the Light

by Himali Singh Soin
      You step into a room as white and stainless as the background of this page, and recoil as the canvases pierce out from the serenity of their host walls  Their sharp, jagged, raw, skeletal angles converge right between your eyes, krishsh: you have been shot. You die and are reborn: Asim Waqif’s sculptural canvases are simultaneously jarring and hopeful.  In “Build-Quake” above, he utilizes museum board to create a protrusion from the canvas, such that its normally flat layout forms a three-dimensional perspective in the triangulated shape of a dog’s skeleton. The background is a photo... [more]
Posted by Himali Singh Soin on 2/8/10